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Manager of Enterprise Content, WTKR (Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA)
E.W. Scripps Company
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
WTKR/WGNT, The E.W. Scripps station in Norfolk, Virginia is searching for a Manager of Enterprise Content, who will be responsible for the planning and execution of enterprise news stories across all platforms. This position requires local content vision and strategy to address consumer needs, content standards, delivery, quality control and continuous improvement. The ideal candidate understands the logistics, deadlines and inner workings of the newsroom and will further our station’s mission to tell stories that are important to the people who live, work and play in Coastal Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. When you’re not coordinating impactful journalism, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, harbors, parks and hiking trails our community offers, with more than 210 days of sunshine each year!
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Collaborates with other newsroom managers to leverage the Scripps content strategy as the foundation for market-specific local content strategy. Within the strategy, this position has specific attention on leading a team of people to regularly and reliably produce targeted enterprise and investigative stories of impact and importance to our community.
Partners with colleagues to plan daily and future stories for publication on all platforms, including working closely with anchors, reporters, photojournalists, assignment desk and managers on story development and logistics.
Responsible for keeping the planned content calendar up to date to ensure shoot, write and edit deadlines are met.
Creates strategies, tactics and measurements to ensure the quality and quantity of the stories our journalists produce meet our standards and drive audience to all our platforms, including identifying and tracking follow up stories.
Works with the team to ensure advance planning is in alignment with daily needs to address real-time news.
Works closely with Scripps legal counsel to ensure stories, teases, social posts and all other related elements are vetted for accuracy and legal.
Monitors all product on all platforms for compliance to federal, state and local laws as well as First and Fourteenth Amendments, and trains staff to do the same.
Performs other duties as assigned.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Bachelors degree in Journalism or related field preferred.
3 years of experience in digital media, journalism, broadcast or a closely-related field preferred.
2 years of supervisory experience preferred.
Linked to local market at some point in background is preferred.
Experience conceiving and executing multi-platform projects is preferred.
Experience leading content creation teams on a minimum of 2 platforms preferred.
Experience acquiring audience with a demonstrated pattern or track record of success preferred.
Experience managing brand preferred.
WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
Journalism: Skilled storyteller, journalistic ethics and libel.
Working knowledge of television ratings.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Must be organized, able to multi-task, adapt to developing situations quickly and thrive under deadline pressure.
Working knowledge of all media platforms and broad understanding of broadcast newsroom operations and equipment.
Calm under pressure: able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Customer focus: understands customer needs, raises the bar on customer service, develops unified approach to exceed customer expectations.
Very strong collaborator: involves others in problem solving and decision making, asks for and considers an array of perspectives, comfortable relying on the expertise of others and joint decision making.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
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